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The Canine Couture returns to Bentley Scottsdale’s Polo Party

Unlike movies, the sequel will be better than the original. For its second year, The Canine Couture returns to The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, allowing Arizona’s most pampered paws to strut their fashionable stuff in front of thousands of attendees.

Presented by the finest luxury pet resorts in Arizona, Applewood Pet Resort and Bark Avenue. The Canine Couture will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 2:30 p.m and is a delight for fashion and dog lovers alike! Flamboyant is an understatement!

Accompanied by the enthusiastic energy at the Valley’s next greatest show on grass, the canines, with their human companions in tow, will parade across the WestWorld of Scottsdale Polo Field and show off polo’s latest fashions.

The posh pooches will be judged on overall appearance and fashionable presence. Contestants are encouraged to be creative, fashionable and fabulous. First Place wins $300 cash and a free three-night stay for your furry friend at your choice of the decadent Applewood Pet Resort or Bark Avenue Pet Resort. Second Place prize is $200 cash and a free two-night stay at either resort and Third Place wins $100 cash and a one-night stay. But Fourth and Fifth place will not lave empty handed – the pet resorts will also provide gift baskets for the top five placers.

Judging The Canine Couture is a highly distinguished panel. This year’s judges are top model Michelle Davis and her canine companion Teddy, decorated dog and horse show competitor Lori Lewis, and KUSI TV pet correspondent Sandie Lampe. Last year, Westminster’s “Best in Show” even made an appearance.

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), the Valley’s oldest and largest non-kill shelter, joins the event and will feature two dogs in the fashion show. Stop by their booth on-site to learn more about the organization and spend time with a coral of adoptable cuddly canines. Following the show, attendees can meet the judges and The Canine Couture winner at the Applewood Pet Resort and AAWL booths on the Main Promenade. Exact times TBD.


Biltmore’s Unleashed Holiday Gift Mart to benefit local animal shelter

What has a wet nose, floppy ears and can brighten anyone’s day? One of the dozens of dogs kept at Arizona Animal Welfare League’s adoption facility! Adopting a dog can be the gift that keeps on giving, and pet-lovers and shopaholics can gather next weekend to support the shelters that care for thousands of homeless animals every year. Arizona Animal Welfare League, the largest and oldest no-kill animal shelter (which shelters and cares for dogs, cats and some exotic animals) in Arizona, is looking to raise some funds for its furry and feathered friends at the Unleashed Holiday Gift Mart at Arizona Biltmore.
It’s shopping with a conscience. You can’t beat that deal!

Here are the details:
Every purchase* made at Unleashed benefits the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, and helps them continue their mission of saving the lives of thousands of homeless animals.
*30 percent of the proceeds benefit the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA

The event will include:
•    20+ unique retailers, such as Bitchin’ Beads, Pink Bow Boutique, The Zen Bird, Origami Owl
•    Holiday Cocktails
•    Festive Hors d’oeuvres
•    Live Music
•    Adorable adoptable AAWL animals
•    Photo booth
•    Silent Auction
•    Much more!

Registration is $40 per person (or two tickets for $70) and includes complimentary light hors d’oeuvres & specialty cocktails, shopping and a guaranteed great time!

Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 5 to 8 p.m.

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 E Missouri Ave
85016 Phoenix, AZ

To register, click here.

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Santa and his sleigh return to Scottsdale Quarter

Looking for a place to take your holiday photos? Grab the family and head to Scottsdale Quarter for The Santa Social, and even Fido is invited. This signature event, now in its third year, will feature FREE photos with Santa for kids and pets, animal adoptions with the Arizona Animal Welfare League, interactive holiday entertainment for kids, a holiday concert and the official lighting of the holiday tree. In addition to a great family experience, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is one of the best days of the year to shop; post-Thanksgiving shopping means great deals and discounts, just in time for holiday presents!

WHAT:   The 3rd Annual Santa Social

WHERE: Scottsdale Quarter, 15037 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

WHEN: Saturday, November 29, 2014
2pm – 6pm: Free photos with Santa for kids and pets
2pm – 5pm: Pet adoptions with the Arizona Animal Welfare League
3pm – 5pm: Interactive Holiday Entertainment for Kids
5pm – 7pm: Holiday concert with Pete Pancrazi
6pm: Official lighting of the holiday tree


AZ Big Media supports animal rights

Scottsdale Living magazine and the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show, both products of Az Big Media, has been subjected to unwarranted criticism after ShapeUp US announced on 12 News TV on Saturday that they would be giving away live bunnies as prizes at the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show.

“While ShapeUp US will be conducting a health and wellness event for families at the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show, we never approved or would allow rabbits to be given away as prizes at any of our events,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “As long-time supporters of the Arizona Animal Welfare League, we are advocates for the humane treatment of all animals and would never allow the mistreatment or misuse of animals at any of our events.”

Beyond the health and wellness event, there will be hundreds of amazing vendors and features to explore at the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show. We invite you to download a free ticket at http://exposaz.com/tickets.